Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy by Mo Gawdat 📚-“Life is bound to deal you a few bad hands now and then. You don’t need to make a big deal out of every unexpected turn of events. Your path may be rerouted, but nothing is lost unless you decide to quit.”-📸 Photograph by @gallerybooks-Mo Gawdat is the Chief Officer at Google X, and in this book he shares his equation for happiness. Remarkably, this book was written briefly after Gawdat’s son died, and should be an excellent read for anyone struggling with unhappiness, depression, loss, or grief. That being said, I would recommend this book to anyone looking to increase their happiness, whether you are already doing well or not. Five key takeaways from this book:-1️⃣ The happiness equation: Happiness is equal to or greater than your perception of the events of your life, minus your expectations of how life should behave.-2️⃣ Happiness is our default state. Therefore, you should look for happiness from within, not from the outside.-3️⃣ Never think you know it all. There is always a chance that you are wrong. There is always a chance you missed out on an important detail. You never know for sure. How many of the worst things you faced, turned out in time to be the best things that ever happened to you?-4️⃣ When things aren’t going your way, don’t look at it as the world being against you. Look at it as the world pushing you away from an ordinary life, into an extraordinary life.-5️⃣ Find out what you fear, and commit to facing it. We don’t become unhappy because life is unfair, but because our expectations of life are blurred by fear. Let go of doomsday-scenarios, and start being optimistic about what’s next.-If you liked this post, follow @habitofreading for daily book recommendations!